Microsoft adds major enhancements to Windows Backup in Windows 10 with KB5039299

KB5039299 is now live!

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Microsoft has released a new build for Windows 10 Insiders in what seems like a series of quick updates. This build is mainly aimed at people in the Beta and Release Preview channels.

It’s important to note that this update – tagged as build 19045.4593 under KB5039299 – includes several expected enhancements and fixes for the Windows Backup app, such as an easy way to save printer device settings and preferences.

It also addresses a hibernation issue linked with BitLocker encryption and makes other improvements. Let’s dive into the details, shall we?

If you are using the Beta Channel on Windows 10, there is good news for you. Microsoft has made some adjustments to improve the stability of searching for apps through the search box on your taskbar. Also, there has been a notable enhancement in the Windows Backup feature with KB5039299.

Finally, you can smoothly save and bring back personalization settings for Activity History and Printer Device Settings, which are not linked with any particular hardware or accessory. This allows preferences such as “Allow Windows to handle my default printer” and “Keep my activity history on this device” to be moved easily to a new PC, making the changeover more seamless.

Microsoft has additionally corrected some bugs to improve the backup and restore feature. A bug that caused backups to fail when desktop and lock screen backgrounds were backed up twice has been fixed.

For those who desire to be at the forefront, they need only turn ON the toggle within the settings menu. When accessible, updates will arrive instantly.

The improvement is not only for the Beta Channel. A set of additional features and fixes will be provided for both the Beta and Release Preview Channels.

These enhancements address a problem that impacted MSIX applications: an incomplete download from an HTTPS URI would make it impossible to open the application. The MDM client has been improved to send richer details about the device, assisting in its identification.

For those using a Japanese Input Method Editor (IME), the candidate window issue has been fixed. This means you will no longer encounter unexpected freezing or returning to a previous composition state.

Direct Composition batched presentations have also improved, reducing the number of brief flashes of triangles or boxes that appear on the screen. Additionally, this update brings Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles for certain mobile operators up to date, resolves a hibernation problem linked with BitLocker, and makes various other refinements to improve your overall experience using it.

In simple terms, this update shows how Microsoft is serious about making Windows 10 better for people. They are working hard to improve the operating system in many ways, showing dedication to delivering an experience that matches and surpasses users’ expectations.

This advancement has something for everyone—from those who love technology and want new features as soon as possible to those who depend on Windows 10 every day for work activities; it will surely enhance your computer usage by providing smoother operation and increased consistency.

You can read the full KB5039299 changelog here.

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